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Menat Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 11/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/16 in. (6.8 x 3 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS "The Good God, Lord of the Two Lands, Maker of Things, The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Knumibre, Son of Re".
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale yellow green faience Menat amulet. The piece is inscribed on two sides for King Amasis. On one side there is a cartouche containing the name Amasis. On the other side there is a column of text giving the names and titles of Amasis. “The Good God, Lord of the Two Lands, Maker of Things, The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Khnumibre, Son of Re. Condition: Glaze mostly gone or turned white; blow holes visible; otherwise good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Menat Amulet, 664–332 B.C.E. Faience, 2 11/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/16 in. (6.8 x 3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1209E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1209E_bw.jpg)
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